Atwater, CA


Highest Appreciating Atwater Neighborhoods Since 2000

Atwater, CA Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Atwater Housing Market Information

With 29,237 people, 9,060 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $206,200, Atwater real estate values are some of the lowest in California, although compared to real estate around the nation, Atwater homes are still considered rather expensive.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Atwater, accounting for 69.47% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Atwater include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 12.92%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 7.08%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 5.53%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Atwater are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 48.53% owning and 51.47% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Atwater built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Atwater built between 1940-1969 ( 27.95%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 16.90%). There's also some housing in Atwater built before 1939 ( 2.37%).

Atwater Home Appreciation Rates

Homes have actually lost value in Atwater over the last then years, as home values have seen a decline of 33.21% during the ten year period. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout appreciation rate data shows Atwater home appreciation rates at 2.86%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 11.95%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Atwater that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Atwater real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Atwater appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 6.96%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 81.10% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Atwater. Atwater appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.86%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 11.95%.

Importantly, NeighborhoodScout’s exclusive research found that Atwater's housing market shows one of the <a href="/blog/highest-appreciating-cities">top real estate appreciation rates in the U.S.A.</a> in the latest quarter, which may signal the city’s near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to California, our data show that Atwater's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 60% of the other cities and towns in California.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Atwater differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Atwater - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Atwater real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,406,000 0.1
$1,055,001 - $1,406,000 0.3
$703,001 - $1,055,000 0.9
$562,001 - $703,000 0.9
$422,001 - $562,000 3.6
$281,001 - $422,000 17.6
$141,001 - $281,000 58.0
$71,001 - $141,000 12.7
$0 - $71,000 5.7

Very Low for CA
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
30.7394820110161 85.3174603174603

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Atwater Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
57.28% 2.66% 2 7
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$925 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 48.53
Renters 51.47
Vacant 6.35

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 16.9
1970 - 1999 52.8
1940 - 1969 28.0
1939 or Older 2.4

Types of Homes

Single-Family 69.5
Townhomes 5.0
Small Apt. Buildings 12.9
Apt. Complexes 7.1
Mobile Homes 5.5
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.18
1 Bedroom 7.08
2 Bedrooms 21.65
3 Bedrooms 47.56
4 Bedrooms 19.54
5 or more bedrooms 3.00